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North East Scotland - Sun 24th Mar 2013
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 20.31hrs on Sun 24th Mar 13

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Started from B992 @2km north of Keig (nr Alford, Aberdeenshire). NE to Gordon Way, then East onto Bennachie plateau, and up Watch Craig summit, then Oxen Craig on Bennachie. Returned same way.
:: Weather Conditions
20-30mph winds, freezing level ~250m.
snow showers and brighter spells
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
deep snow in forest, windpacked on Bennachie plateau.
mainly skiied on filled in forestry tracks and footpaths filled by drifting snow
:: Skiers/Riders
telemarker solo

North East Scotland - Sat 23rd Mar 2013
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 17.35hrs on Sat 23rd Mar 13

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Suie Hill Top - Coreen Hills - Lord Arthur's Hill (north of Alford)
:: Weather Conditions
sheltered in forest, WILD on hillside. freezing level below all levels
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Amazing deep soft snow in forest, drifts and windslab and soft powder on open hill
:: Skiers/Riders
solo

North East Scotland - Sat 16th Feb 2013
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 14.48hrs on Sat 16th Feb 13

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Buck of Cabrach
:: Weather Conditions
sunshine : ), freezing level above to of Buck (over 700m)
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
softening spring snow - perfect for travelling on and lush for turns on nordic skis
had to use snow filled estate tracks and wreaths to access higher snow fields, and good run down on wide snow fields and filled-in burn courses. skis on from car
:: Skiers/Riders
telemarker solo
:: E-Mail Contact
andrew at bridgefootcottage dot co dot uk

North East Scotland - Fri 21st Dec 2012
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 09.09hrs on Sun 23rd Dec 12
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Skied at the Lecht in the afternoon on Friday. Only Grouse Poma was open. A good day had despite the horrendous weather. Went for a skin round the back of the centre up the hill for the craic and then came back down the piste
:: Weather Conditions
vis was constantly poor throughout the afternoon. Strong winds and incessant snow prevailed.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Firm cover on runs however the wind had stripped almost all snow from the piste and left large patches of ice.
:: Skiers/Riders
Tom, Ally, Kenny, Katie, Helen
:: E-Mail Contact
tjrust91 at googlemail dot com

North East Scotland - Sun 16th Dec 2012
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 20.43hrs on Sun 16th Dec 12

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Ladder Hills - Lecht to Carn Mor and back.
:: Weather Conditions
Blue skies, light wind, dry, 0 to -2C all day.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Very icy. Looks like all the snow blew off the tops. Some small patches of thin snow on the ice. Some ice more grippy than other bits! Snow/ice down to 550m and filling gullies lower. Still good for nordics, but skins very useful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxeuY5OlOw8
:: Skiers/Riders
John M and Sean
:: E-Mail Contact
sean dot sosullivan at gmail dot com

Report Edited Once. Last edited by skiberdeen: 2012-12-17 08:19:18

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